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UK to introduce new online safety measures

UK to introduce new online safety measures

The UK government has announced it will introduce new online safety measures in response to an Internet Safety Strategy consultation. The new online safety measures...
UK launches first space defence strategy to protect space-based infrastructure

UK launches first space defence strategy to protect space-based infrastructure

The UK’s defence secretary Gavin Williamson has launched the country’s first space defence strategy with a warning that space-based threats are evolving. The UK’s first...
EU takes steps to protect European companies investing in Iran

EU takes steps to protect European companies investing in Iran

The European Commission has taken new steps to protect European companies investing in Iran from US sanctions, as part of its commitment to the...
UK provides £1m to support fight against rising knife crime

UK provides £1m to support fight against rising knife crime

The UK government has offered £1m (~€1.14m) to support charities and organisations which work to keep young people away from violent crime, as part...
Europol arrests three on suspicion of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany

Europol arrests three on suspicion of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany

Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre has arrested three individuals suspected of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany. The arrests of three individuals in Romania, Serbia and...
Automated facial recognition technology wrong in 98% of cases, says new report

Automated facial recognition technology wrong in 98% of cases, says new report

A new report on the automated facial recognition technology used by police to identify criminals shows that the wrong people were identified in 98%...
EU proposes reforms to Schengen area visa information system

EU proposes reforms to Schengen area visa information system

The European Commission has proposed reforms to the Schengen area visa information system, to better respond to security and migratory challenges. The Schengen area visa...
Spain arrests 24 after counterfeit fuel, credit and debit cards investigation

Spain arrests 24 after counterfeit fuel, credit and debit cards investigation

Spanish police have arrested 24 suspects in a three-month operation following an investigation into counterfeit fuel, credit and debit cards. The investigation uncovered an organised...
Europol and BT sign agreement to exchange threat intelligence data

Europol and BT sign agreement to exchange threat intelligence data

Europol has signed a memorandum of understanding with communications company BT to exchange threat intelligence data and reinforce cybersecurity across Europe. As well as creating...
EU warns Poland over independence of the country’s justice system

EU warns Poland over independence of the country’s justice system

The EU has warned it will refer Poland to the European Court of Justice over legislation which it alleges threatens the independence of the...

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